Senior Project Architect

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Senior Project Architect

Wight & Company, an award winning, top integrated AEC design led firm, has an opening for a Senior Project Architect in our Chicago office. We have a broad client focus, including institutional markets such as schools and municipalities, corporate clients, private developers and federal agencies. Candidates must be able to work equally well with clients, architects and construction staff. We are looking for highly motivated self starters to work in our fast paced and energized office.



  •  Meet with clients to review design needs
  • Coordinate architectural information with all consultants
  • Life Safety/Code analysis
  • Develop and research new design ideas
  • Product review and research
  • Meet with industry reps and installers to figure best product and installation method for design challenges
  • Meet with code officials and building officials to review design and obtain approval
  • Lead team effort to complete project documents
  • Create architectural model, plans, details, and architectural assemblies
  • Mentor younger architects and interns in ways of architectural detailing and assemblies

Construction Administration:    

  • Review shop drawings
  • Respond to RFIs
  • Attend OAC meetings and update Owner and Contractor on status of open items and issues in question
  • Site observations and document construction progress
  • Provide field sketches to construction manager or contractor to address field issues
  • Meet with contractors on site to review field issues and resolve problems
  • Review change orders and pay applications

Desired Qualifications:

  • 10+ years’ experience with Commercial, Corporate, Interiors, and Institutional projects
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Architecture
  • Licensed Architect
  • Past production experience in a fast paced environment
  • Strong organization, communication, technical, and graphics skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and 3D software
  • Proficient in Revit and AutoCad
  • Experience in and readiness to lead the technical details of projects

Wight & Company is an equal opportunity employer that offers excellent benefits and a wonderful work environment.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume to (email hidden; JavaScript is required)